The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 62 30 65
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +35
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 67 147 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.96% 4.53% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 5.54% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 83 39
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.02%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1868 2653 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.65% 81.71% 79.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1381 1121
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 28
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -33 32 £300 -17.24%
Glasgow -5 28 £320 -5.88%
West Lothian - 3 £233 -
Scottish Borders - 3 £350 -
Dundee +2 1 £235 -
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 82 (47.67%) Finance
2 47 (27.33%) Banking
3 44 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (25.58%) SQL
4 40 (23.26%) Oracle
5 31 (18.02%) Migration
6 25 (14.53%) Microsoft
7 24 (13.95%) Test Strategy
8 22 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (12.79%) System Integration Testing
9 21 (12.21%) QA
10 20 (11.63%) Test Scripting
10 20 (11.63%) Business Analysis
10 20 (11.63%) Change Management
10 20 (11.63%) Defect Management
11 18 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (10.47%) Windows
11 18 (10.47%) Linux
11 18 (10.47%) Java
11 18 (10.47%) Retail
12 16 (9.30%) Degree
13 15 (8.72%) JIRA
13 15 (8.72%) System Testing
13 15 (8.72%) Project Management
13 15 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.72%) SDLC
13 15 (8.72%) User Stories
13 15 (8.72%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (8.14%) Retail Banking
15 13 (7.56%) Software Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.40%) JBoss
1 11 (6.40%) SAS
2 8 (4.65%) Apache
2 8 (4.65%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.49%) CMS
3 6 (3.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.23%) MS Office
3 5 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.74%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Oracle Assets
2 9 (5.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (4.07%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.74%) Hi Portfolio
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.58%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Lucidchart
2 2 (1.16%) Taleo
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) Intranet
2 1 (0.58%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.65%) MarkLogic
2 8 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.49%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.33%) DB2
7 3 (1.74%) Base SAS
7 3 (1.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.16%) GIS
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.58%) Big Data
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.58%) QlikView
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.72%) JIRA
2 8 (4.65%) Selenium
3 4 (2.33%) Axure RP
3 4 (2.33%) JUnit
4 3 (1.74%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.74%) JMeter
4 3 (1.74%) Maven
5 2 (1.16%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.58%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.58%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.58%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) TestRail
6 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.58%) Zephyr
General
1 82 (47.67%) Finance
2 47 (27.33%) Banking
3 18 (10.47%) Retail
4 14 (8.14%) Retail Banking
5 11 (6.40%) Billing
6 8 (4.65%) Front Office
6 8 (4.65%) Legal
7 7 (4.07%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.74%) Law
8 3 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.58%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (40.12%) Analyst
2 39 (22.67%) Test Analyst
3 28 (16.28%) Test Manager
4 23 (13.37%) Business Analyst
5 18 (10.47%) Developer
6 13 (7.56%) Consultant
7 12 (6.98%) Banking Analyst
7 12 (6.98%) Java Developer
7 12 (6.98%) Oracle Consultant
7 12 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (6.40%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.81%) Coordinator
9 10 (5.81%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) Functional Consultant
10 9 (5.23%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 9 (5.23%) Programme Manager
10 9 (5.23%) Test Leader
10 9 (5.23%) UAT Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) UAT Test Analyst
11 8 (4.65%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.98%) Spring
2 11 (6.40%) Hibernate
3 8 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 8 (4.65%) Apache Commons
3 8 (4.65%) Drools
3 8 (4.65%) Ext JS
3 8 (4.65%) J2EE
3 8 (4.65%) jBPM
3 8 (4.65%) JSP
3 8 (4.65%) Servlets
4 5 (2.91%) SOAP
4 5 (2.91%) Web Services
4 5 (2.91%) XML
5 4 (2.33%) HTML
5 4 (2.33%) J2SE
5 4 (2.33%) JSON
5 4 (2.33%) RESTful
6 3 (1.74%) JMS
6 3 (1.74%) JPA
6 3 (1.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.65%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.07%) Credit Risk
6 6 (3.49%) User Experience
7 5 (2.91%) Equities
7 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.33%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.33%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.74%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.74%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.16%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.47%) Linux
1 18 (10.47%) Windows
2 10 (5.81%) Unix
3 5 (2.91%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.16%) Android
4 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.02%) Migration
3 24 (13.95%) Test Strategy
4 22 (12.79%) System Integration Testing
5 20 (11.63%) Business Analysis
5 20 (11.63%) Change Management
5 20 (11.63%) Defect Management
5 20 (11.63%) Test Scripting
6 15 (8.72%) Project Management
6 15 (8.72%) SDLC
6 15 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.72%) System Testing
6 15 (8.72%) User Stories
7 13 (7.56%) Functional Testing
7 13 (7.56%) Mentoring
7 13 (7.56%) Risk Management
7 13 (7.56%) Software Testing
7 13 (7.56%) Test Planning
8 12 (6.98%) ETL
8 12 (6.98%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.58%) SQL
2 18 (10.47%) Java
3 6 (3.49%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.91%) Perl
4 5 (2.91%) VBA
5 4 (2.33%) Scala
6 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.16%) C
7 2 (1.16%) C#
7 2 (1.16%) C++
7 2 (1.16%) Python
8 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (9.30%) Degree
2 12 (6.98%) ISEB
3 10 (5.81%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.49%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.21%) QA
2 4 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (2.33%) SLA
3 3 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.58%) Basel III
5 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) XenApp
2 4 (2.33%) SRDF
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (8.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.33%) TADDM
2 4 (2.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.58%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 40 (23.26%) Oracle
2 25 (14.53%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.98%) HP
4 6 (3.49%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.91%) Charles River
5 5 (2.91%) Citrix
6 4 (2.33%) EMC
6 4 (2.33%) IBM
6 4 (2.33%) Sybase
7 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.16%) Twitter
9 1 (0.58%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.58%) Cognos
9 1 (0.58%) ESRI
9 1 (0.58%) Perforce
9 1 (0.58%) SAP
9 1 (0.58%) Tableau